And President Obama fired back.
According to the Regressive Right, Tea Party Edition, Kenyan President Obama is going Straight To Hell because he chose not to make a full-stop photo-op at the Texas border when he travelled to Governor Perry Land this week.
Let us remember a few differences between the Koch Addicted, money grubbing 1% Driven GOP, aka Fvx Nation, and the sitting president:
♦ Obama gives a rat's bum about what happens to kids, especially the Borned Ones. The GOP won't fund education or healthcare for the Amurrikan Children born on our Exceptional Soil as it is. Bonus: Barack Obama has not only visited Mexico for a vacation or two, he has actually LIVED in other countries and has the intellect to see the global picture.
♦ The sitting president just begged a non-functioning GOP-led Congress for 3.7 billion USD to address the Humanitarian Crises on the range of state borders seeing the influx of homeless children. The Do Nothing GOP.Tea Congress will pinch-penny every last red cent.
♦ The influx of South American minors, and some mothers and the occasional brother, uncle or father, is not an occasion to don combat gear like Governor Good Hair Perry and shoot the shite with Sean Hannity about what exceptional human beings They are because they flew down to get their pictures taken at 'ground zero' ... and the hypocrites will oppose any positive efforts, financial or policy wise, to actually assist the victims of this crisis: the kids.
Melissa Harris-Perry covered this so superbly I'll let her inform or re-inform you, her own perspective and nuanced panel discussions do credit to the complexity and global nature of this Border issue.
First, a recap of the president slamming the GOP on their Idjit and Petty Politics. Democratic pollster Margie Omero, Juan Cartagena from Latino Justice and Republicans strategist Lenny Alcivar join Melissa to discuss the topic. Rationally.
Then a look at what is truly happening at the Border itself in terms of the politics and 'optics' [you too beginning to loathe that word?] of the crisis.
Then some real life facts ... i.e. what you're not seeing at Fvx News or on Morning Schmoe ... they just want to scream and yell about a non-existant 'Brownie' Border moment. Victoria Defrancesco Soto joins this time.
Conclusion? The GOP can and will throw faux outrage and tons of money at opposing any damned thing President Obama tries to do with the betterment of individuals, foreign, domestic or, especially, innocent children.